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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mardis Gras?!

[This was supposed to be posted yesterday, but GlueNow failed.]

"Eat, drink, and be merry..." for tomorrow, I diet. My, oh my, how the time flies by. We're already half way through February! Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday! Holy crackers!!

I celebrated my first Valentines Day. Clarification: my first Valentines Day that was not filled with bitter jealousy and disdain for the most romantic day of the year. Yes, reading public, I had my very own Valentine this year. Dinner at Genghis Grill, "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief," and a lovely bouquet of red roses and purple flowers. (I love purple, good choice.)

Not a lot of turn around between Valentines and the Lenten season this year. I find it semi-ironic that two years in a row, I have faced a change in the workplace just as Lent begins. While this year isn't a huge upheaval like last year, I'm still wondering what God is trying to teach me through my work situation. Stop getting comfortable? Perhaps. I will admit I had been riding on the high horse of pride and could stand to be taken down a few pegs. (Stings like peroxide in an open wound, but like peroxide, it's necessary.)

Last year, I made a crazy decision to give up meat (not seafood) last year, along with soda (muuuusssttt haaavvvveeee caffeeeeeeiiiiinnneeee). This year, I'm just giving up soda and spending money on [fast] food and frivolous things (like the dresses I bought this weekend). I'm also taking on strict bed time/wake time, bible reading, and exercise. Discipline. All about discipline.

Losing the soda will be tough. Dr Pepper is my Sunday morning breakfast during worship. I think the toughest part is that, while living with my parents, there will still be Cokes in the house. It'll be good though, I'm sure just cutting out the bad stuff will help un-chunk my monkey.

(You can laugh. I'll wait..... Yes. It's cheesy.)

It will also be my great effort to blog daily about my journey starting tomorrow. The nitty gritty details of weight, inches, and spiritual revelations will be here nightly... before bedtime.

And now... one last hurrah for Mardi Gras!